Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam

Burkina Faso
Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam

Date of birth: 19 May 1958

Lycée Ouezzin Coulibaly: Burkina Faso: from 1971 to 1978  Baccalauréat
Ecole Supérieure de Droit: Burkina Faso: from 1979 to 1983  Masters in Law
Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature, Paris: from 1984 to 1985 Law School Diploma

Other qualifications: University Diploma in Multimedia Communications

Main qualifications: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, Civil and Commercial Law

French: Excellent
English: Good

Professional experience:


Ministry of Justice, Burkina Faso

2012 – 2015

Chargé de missions at the Ministry of Justice

2003 – 2004


2001 – 2003

Director of Studies and Planning

1999 – 2001

Director of Civil and Criminal Matters and of the Seal

1998 – 2000

Government Representative at the Military Tribunal of Ouagadougou

1996 – 1999

Principal State Prosecutor at the Ouagadougou Court of Appeal

1988 – 1992

Lawyer, Cabinet Populaire d’assistance judiciaire, Ouagadougou


President of the Extraordinary African Chambers in Dakar, Senegal
International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda



Classes in criminal procedure for officers at the police academy and for prison security officers.

Lecture organised at the initiative of women legal professionals for civil society on the Rome Statue and its creation; lectures given to Rwandan lawyers as part of the cooperation in judicial matters between the Tribunal and Rwanda with the aim of enhancing the knowledge of legal professionals on the procedures and international criminal law applied in cases involving their former authorities.